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Smokin’

on May 8, 2012 - 10:44am

Column by Bonnie J. Gordon

Although I’ve always been a fairly girly girl, I try not to let it stand in the way of enjoying those things usually associated with guys. 

I don’t watch sports or play video games, but I have been known to play poker, drink single malt scotch and hang out at the track.

I’ve never felt more like a member of the boys’ club than when I’m smoking a cigar. I stumbled into the pleasures of a good cigar when I set out to buy a gift for a cigar-smoking friend.

This friend lets me hang out on his boat, drink lots of beer and act really silly a few times a year, which

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Editorial Images - New Drive Throughs

on May 4, 2012 - 4:02pm

The new trend that is sweeping Los Alamos ... customer initiated drive throughs! It's hoped that by having more new drive thru windows, less parking spaces will be needed downtown as shoppers will not have to stop to shop or get information. Let's hope it works and we can reduce the asphalt in Los Alamos!

McDonald's new drive thru. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.

 

The new drive thru at the White Rock visitor's center. Photo by Carol Clark/ladailypost.com.

 

If you would like to submit an Editorial Image or Cartoon, submit it to citizencontent@losalamosdailypost.com

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New Mexico on Opioids

on May 3, 2012 - 8:27am

Column by Rep. Jim Hall

On May 1, I was one of about 20 legislators -- representing both parties and both chambers -- selected to attend a conference on opioid drug (e.g., oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, hydrocodone) misuse in New Mexico.  

Medical professionals and senior state officials also attended. Two quotes from the conference demand our attention. 

  • New Mexico leads the U.S. in deaths from drug overdoses, now exceeding deaths from motor vehicle crashes.”
  • “Unintentional overdose deaths from prescription opioid drugs have nearly tripled from 2000 to 2009 and now exceed overdose deaths
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War on Women

on April 29, 2012 - 8:27am

My wife and I joined the "War on Women" rally and march on Saturday in Santa Fe.  With the Republican party shifting far to the right on women's issues, we felt that it is high time to join the fight against this growing trend.

We have watched with disbelief as top GOP candidates advocated for outlawing contraception on moral and religious grounds. We always believed that America had a clear seperation between church and state.

Stimulating the Sustainability Discussion

on April 25, 2012 - 6:06pm

Column by Tom Nagawiecki

The lights dim. The bass beat is thumping. The spotlight flashes to life and the announcer roars “Here is the starting lineup for your Environmental Sustainability Board. 

Serving as Board Chair is White Rock resident Liza Ermeling. 

Assisting as Vice-Chair is Stephen Tenbrink. 

Rounding out the Board lineup are Larry Warner, Brooke Davis, Walter Tuzel, Steve Boerigter and Don Machen.” 

Okay, so the Environmental Sustainability Board members may not be as famous as the starting five of your favorite sports team but we want to change that, at least within the

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Death & Destruction on Main Hill Road

on April 23, 2012 - 11:10am

How long will it be before something is done about the dangerous conditions on the Main Hill Road at the Anderson Memorial Lookout S-curve? How many times have you heard about a crash shutting down the Main Hill Road? How many more crosses will be erected on the S-curve? How many people will we carted off in ambulances from the S-curve?

Just yesterday, four members of the Dominguez family of Los Alamos where driving up New Mexico State Route 502 on a wonderful warm spring day. At the S-Curve a motorcycle driven by Peter M.

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NM House District 43 Update

on April 19, 2012 - 11:35am

Column by Rep. Jim Hall

This is the second monthly column discussing a few of the concerns and issues that have come to me in New Mexico House District 43 in the past 30 days. 

It is a short column intended to recognize both the diversity and community in this beautiful part of Northern New Mexico. 

If anyone in District 43 has state government issues (1) that are referenced in the column or (2) are not being addressed, I welcome questions or comments.

During the last 30 days l gave three presentations on the last legislative session to local organizations. 

Since the even-year

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